PORTLAND, Oregon - On Saturday, August 17, 2019 at about 5:30 p.m., amidst demonstrations occurring in a small area of downtown Portland, PPB Traffic Division officers were called to assist with an injury crash at Southwest Broadway and Southwest Yamhill Street. The crash involved a motor-assisted scooter and a bicyclist. Embedded paramedics responded and an ambulance was called. The bicycle operator was transported by ambulance to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
After investigation, the officers determined that the incident was unrelated to the demonstration. The scooter operator was riding the wrong way on a one-way street (westbound on Yamhill Street) and collided with the bicycle as it proceeded through the intersection southbound on Broadway. The bicyclist was wearing a helmet.
The scooter operator was not wearing a helmet and was cited by police for Unlawful Operation of Motor Assisted Scooter, a class D traffic violation.